Water Fluoridation

Water Fluoridation

April 2007

Council received direction from the State Government to introduce fluoride into Casino Water supply by 31 December 2008.

August & November 2008

All residents within Council’s Local Government area received information on fluoridation in the mail.  This information was aimed at providing people with the facts about fluoridation.

November 2008

Preliminary works was well underway for the fluoridating plant and equipment.

December 2008

Due to circumstances beyond Council’s control, associated with the supply of fluoridation equipment and the commissioning process required to ensure the Water Treatment Plant operates correctly by government agencies, the introduction of fluoride into the Casino Water Supply by 31 December had been delayed.

January 2009

A representative from the Department of Water and Energy inspected the plant to ensure it complies with the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957, the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2002, and the Code of Practice for Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies prior to its commissioning.

February 2009

Council introduced fluoride into Casino’s water supply on 25 February 2009 after receiving notice from the NSW Department of Health.


Fluoride facts

The fluoride used in water fluoridation has no detectable taste or smell and does not alter the appearance of drinking water.  It is not necessary to take specific fluoride supplements.

Council worked with the NSW Department of Health, via the North Coast Area Health Service and the “Teeth for Life” Program to promote this public health initiative. For further information, download the document ‘Water Flouridation Information’ and ‘Nutrient Reference Values – Fluoride’.


Further information

Further information is available from the below links.

Attention: By clicking the links below you will go to a page not part of Richmond Valley Council’s website. Council assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or suitability of the content provided on the sites.

Government Gazette: Government Gazette of Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957.
Legislation: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 (updated 2012)
Regulation: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 (updated 2012)
Code of Practice: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 , Code of Practice, Drinking Water Montitoring Program


Reports to Council on fluoridation

In the list of documents below you can download reports to Council on flouridation and the Information Sheet provided by Richmond Valley Council in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health.

 

Information

15 August 2006 - Report to Council Meeting on Flouridation

Published on 12/09/2012 File Size 74 kb

16 May 2006 - Report to Council Meeting on Flouridation

Published on 12/09/2012 File Size 157 kb

19 April 2005 - Report to Council Meeting on Flouridation

Published on 12/09/2012 File Size 47.2 kb

Water Flouridation Information Sheet

Published on 12/09/2012 File Size 193 kb

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